If you're into Houston-set movies

  • Dive into: Richard Linklater’s Oscar-winning film Boyhood.
  • And ponder: Modern Texan childhood, adolescent wonder, high school football, and casual alcoholism.
  • While drinking: A Lone Star tallboy.

If you're into Houston sports 

  • Dive into: Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. 
  • And ponder: The magic we felt when the Astros went all the way right after a devastating hurricane flooded the city, before the baseball road got, um, rockier.
  • While drinking: An 8th Wonder Dome Faux’m.

Himalaya Restaurant 

If you're into Houston food

  • Dive into: The Bayou City edition of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown.
  • And ponder: Bourdain’s amazingly vivid tour of Houston’s multicultural food culture as he discovers the city’s rich spirit before passing away in 2018.
  • While drinking: A Negroni.

ZZ Top in 2007. 

If you're into Houston music

  • Dive into: ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas on Netflix.
  • And ponder: How the enlightening documentary captures the band’s musty blues-rock magic while sharing the story of an un-bearded, unsung hero, drummer Frank Beard.
  • While drinking: A shot of Pura Vida tequila.

If you're into Houston-set true crime

If you're into Houston history

  • Dive into: Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson.
  • And ponder: The downright salacious murder trial of Dr. John Hill, which enthralled Houston in the early 1970s. 
  • While drinking: A martini. 

If you're into Houston-set literature

  • Dive into: Bryan Washington’s short-story collection, Lot.
  • And ponder: The author's humid vision of all the ecosystems that coexist within Houston’s sprawl, sometimes separated by just a handful of blocks.
  • While drinking: A cocktail in a pouch.
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